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“My aim is to put citizens in charge of their personal health data.”

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Pieter Van Gorp is an associate professor at the School of Industrial Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He works at the Information Systems lab, with a primary focus on digital health tools. Pieter conducts research on personal health data as an economic asset. He considers health records as well as evidence-based workflow and decision support models as examples of this asset with underused economic potential.

In the area of health records, he has performed research on MyPHRMachines, a platform for securely analyzing Personal Health Records in the cloud. In the area of workflow models, he has contributed novel transformations for UML, BPMN and Petri-Net models. Van Gorp is also a facilitator of reproducible research (e.g. via his work on SHARE and SciModeler.)

Pieter Van Gorp is promotor/co-promotor of:

- Alireza Khanshan
- Lorenzo James
- Danilo Ferreira de Carvalho
- Muhammad Irfan Khalid
- Inês Da Graça Jorge da Silva Ribeiro
- Gregor Baer
- Maani Beigi

Academic background

Pieter obtained his PhD degree in Software Engineering from the University of Antwerp, where he also held a postdoc position. In addition to his work as Associate Professor at TU/e, he has also been program manager of the Data Science Center Eindhoven (DSC/e) and the Eindhoven AI Systems Institute (EAISI), with a primary focus on matching TU/e data science research with societal challenges and industrial needs. Pieter has also held a part-time appointment at Utrecht University of Applied Sciences with the aim of supporting societal breakthroughs via connected health games. He also regularly gives talks to ‘non-scientific’ audiences, on topics such as personal health data and gamification. Since 2023, Pieter is the scientific director of the Clinical Informatics EngD program at TU/e.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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